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"ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny"

Posted by Twitcher on October 27, 2003

In Reply to: "Ontogeny recapituales phylogeny" posted by Ahem on October 27, 2003

: Is "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny" the precise phrase? If so, what exactly does it mean? Who conined the phrase? And is it still taught as a correct principle in biology?

: Ahem

Meaning something like 'birds of a feather flock together' is it?